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Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One

  I read a recent first-hand account from an ER physician about her experience as a patient with disbelief, at first, and then with frustration. She had access to well-educated caretakers and a well-resourced facility, but suffered as the result of misdiagnosis and a distinct lack of patient-centric care delivery. Health care has been commoditized to […]

In Search of Appropriate Evidence

The ongoing conundrum of what is high quality evidence and when is it applicable to an individual patient’s situation always gets my attention. I was just at the doctor’s office where I discussed the never-ending debate about annual mammograms before or after age 50 (I’m an annual girl, for sure). Then, I read Lisa Rosenbaum’s […]

All Hands On Deck

  This month brings a worldwide focus on hand hygiene and infection prevention. Recent articles and blog posts have reiterated the importance of this small action, but also highlighted the never-ending lament that compliance is not 100%. The CDC recently emphasized the role of patients and families in spurring better adherence to this seemingly simple task. […]

Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement

  I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the “sound bite” version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and “solutions.”  Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their […]

The Power of One